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16/06/2021
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Vic COVID-19 update: Restrictions easing from Friday

The Victorian Government has announced restrictions will ease in Melbourne and regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday, 17 June.
News update
16/06/2021
News update

NDIS National Workforce Plan for reducing critical shortage

The NDIS National Workforce Plan: 2021 – 25 has been released. It outlines 16 initiatives aimed at growing a skilled and capable workforce.

RC considers NDIA’s approach to vulnerability

Reads: Royal Commission Hearing Summary

9/06/2021

In the morning, the Royal Commission put the internal investigation function of the SA Department of Human Services under the spotlight. The manager of the area has a dual reporting function – to the CEO of the Department and to the Chair of the Audit Committee – to help ensure its independence.

Internal audits of one of the homes discussed over the past two days confirmed it operated with 'an air of neglect', smelt of urine, and did not provide a home-like environment. Despite funding approved for cleaning the carpets, the work remained undone for over two years. In addition, internal audits demonstrated significant deficiencies in the two investigations into the threats made against Mitchell. Questioning by Counsel elicited responses that differed from the written statement provided.

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